07 September 2009

BBAW: Short Lists

I am amazed and flattered to have been short listed in the category of Best New Blog for BBAW this year. Beth Fish Reads will not see its first anniversary until next week.

When I published my first post, I could not have imagined where I would have ended up in twelve short months: reviews, author interviews, guest posts, Skype book club, cheerleading for the Read-a-Thon, sitting on a panel at BEA, getting a review accepted for publication, and getting my very own Ziggy cartoon. Wow! Even my head is spinning!

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped make my blog and my time online so fulfilling and supportive. And what is even more amazing is that I've met many of you face to face, and I now have wonderful "real" friends who bring a vast richness to my life.

No matter who you choose for each category, please don't forget to vote.


Unknown 9/7/09, 11:35 AM  

Congratulations! It is amazing how much you have achieved in your first year!

I haven't heard about your ziggy cartoon - can you fill me in?

Good luck!

bermudaonion 9/7/09, 11:38 AM  

I'm not surprised at all. Congratulations!

Beth F 9/7/09, 11:39 AM  

Thanks so much to you both. Jackie, here is the link to my Tom Wilson interview

Anonymous,  9/7/09, 11:40 AM  

A well-deserved nomination!! Although it seems like you've always been around... :-)

Literate Housewife 9/7/09, 11:43 AM  

Congratulations, Beth! It is a well deserved distinction.:)

Molly 9/7/09, 11:46 AM  

I was so surprised to read that you were considered a "new" blog. Your website is so polished, I thought for sure you had been doing this for years :)

Congratulations on such a well-deserved nomination!!

Julie P. 9/7/09, 12:07 PM  

Congrats! You deserve it!

Sandy Nawrot 9/7/09, 12:09 PM  

I consider you to be the standard of excellence, new or not. You will have my vote!

Melissa 9/7/09, 12:11 PM  

Count me among those who thought you'd been doing this for years! :) Congrats on your upcoming blogiversary, your BBAW nomination, AND all that you've accomplished in this past year! It's all very well-deserved!

Stacy 9/7/09, 12:56 PM  

Congratulations! ...and so well-deserved. I have enjoyed your blog not only for the book-related content but the wonderful photos as well.

Dorte H 9/7/09, 1:09 PM  


I am not surprised that your blog has been nominated, but I didn´t realize it was as new as that :D

Lezlie 9/7/09, 1:24 PM  



Serena 9/7/09, 1:42 PM  

Congrats on the short list and good luck! It seems like I've been reading your blog for ages.

Louise 9/7/09, 1:52 PM  

Oh, but you so deserve it!!! Well done :-)

Beth Kephart 9/7/09, 2:13 PM  

TOTALLY happy for you!!!

Meghan 9/7/09, 2:19 PM  

I'm not surprised either, you're awesome and totally deserve it! =) Congratulations!

Anonymous,  9/7/09, 3:56 PM  

like everyone before me, i though you'd been doing this for waaay longer! congrats on being short-listed and good luck!!!

Mel u 9/7/09, 5:36 PM  

I am very happy for you and will be voting for your blog-

Melody 9/7/09, 8:11 PM  

Congratulations, Beth! It's well-deserved!

Michelle 9/7/09, 8:19 PM  

Congratulations! This is a well deserved nomination. I have to say that yours was one of the very first book blogs that I added to my feed reader when I started out so I couldn't be more excited for you!

Good luck :)

Robin M 9/7/09, 8:38 PM  

I'm amazed. I thought you had been doing this for so much longer than me. Congratulations on your nomination. I voted for you, so good luck.

Wendy 9/7/09, 8:47 PM  

Congratulations, I'm not surprised at all!!!

JoAnn 9/7/09, 9:45 PM  

Congratulations...and I thought you'd been at this for a lot longer, too!

Beth F 9/8/09, 8:03 AM  

Thanks sooooo much everyone!!

Ana S. 9/8/09, 8:43 AM  

Congratulations!! I can't believe you have been blogging for less than a year!

Gayle 9/8/09, 11:44 AM  

Congratulations! Just voted for you. :)

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 9/8/09, 12:25 PM  

congrats on your spot on the shortlist! You've had a wonderful first year of blogging ...

Kristi 9/8/09, 1:45 PM  

I'm not at all surprised you were nominated, but I was surprised that this is your first year! You're doing a great job. I love to come visit Beth Fish Reads.

Jenners 9/8/09, 8:33 PM  

Congrats and happy early blogiversary!

Margot at Joyfully Retired 9/9/09, 8:16 AM  

Congratulations! You deserve this high honor as I consider your blog so superb. You are a leader in the book blogging world. I just didn't realize you were new.

S. Krishna 9/9/09, 5:29 PM  

COngratulations, you totally deserve it!

Eva @ One Swede Read 9/9/09, 5:31 PM  

No surprise there! Congrats!!!

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) 9/10/09, 5:50 AM  

Congratulations! I am so excited for you.

Belle 9/10/09, 8:24 PM  

Congratulations! I know you've enriched MY reading life with your blog, and I'm so glad that you published that first post and went on to write so many more.

Anonymous,  9/13/09, 3:11 PM  

Congratulations! I didn't get back in town in time to vote, but I hope you win :)

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